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Are There Any Home Remedies To Treat Vaginal Itching In An 81-year-old?

I have severe itching in my vagina. Have been treating myself with CanesBalance as i had that bacterial infection a year ago. It is not clearing up. Could it be something in my diet? I eat a lot of bananas. otherwise my diet is healthy. It must be something different this time but I would rather you suggest a home remedy that works first, before running to the doctor.I am 81 yrs, and this shouldn t be happening to me. I live alone and not involved in any sexual relationships.
Wed, 12 Dec 2018
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hi,

Get your fasting & post-meal sugar tested for excluding diabetes. Get vaginal swab tested for any bacterial growth observed & sensitivity test for antibiotic suitable for infection if present.

* If find something you need specific treatment by a Gynecologist/ diabetologist.

* In case you have dry skin. Apply vaginal moisturizers/ estrogen cream.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care

Regards,
Dr Vasudha Jayant Athavale, General & Family Physician
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General & Family Physician Dr. Dr. Antoneta Zotaj's  Response
Hello,

It is possible you might be having a candida infection and to help with it you may need to eat a lot of yogurt and also sometimes trying a mixture of yogurt and honey locally in the vagina might be a help for some patients. Avoid vaginal douching or use of chemicals for personal hygiene there, just use warm water to wash the are. Make sure you wear cotton underwear.

If no improvement in 4-5 days with these you will need to see your doctor.

I hope I have answered to your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Kind regards,

Antoneta Zotaj
General & Family Physician
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General & Family Physician Dr. Dr. Antoneta Zotaj's  Response
Hello,

It is possible you might be having a candida infection and to help with it you may need to eat a lot of yogurt and also sometimes trying a mixture of yogurt and honey locally in the vagina might be a help for some patients. Avoid vaginal douching or use of chemicals for personal hygiene there, just use warm water to wash the are. Make sure you wear cotton underwear.

If no improvement in 4-5 days with these you will need to see your doctor.

I hope I have answered to your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Kind regards,

Antoneta Zotaj
General & Family Physician
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Are There Any Home Remedies To Treat Vaginal Itching In An 81-year-old?

Hi, Get your fasting & post-meal sugar tested for excluding diabetes. Get vaginal swab tested for any bacterial growth observed & sensitivity test for antibiotic suitable for infection if present. * If find something you need specific treatment by a Gynecologist/ diabetologist. * In case you have dry skin. Apply vaginal moisturizers/ estrogen cream. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Take care Regards, Dr Vasudha Jayant Athavale, General & Family Physician